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MLB Owners Make Official Decision on A’s Proposed Move to Las Vegas

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MLB owners overwhelmingly voted to make the Athletics Las Vegas’s first-ever MLB team on Thursday. However, it’s still unclear where the team will play after 2024. 

The A’s currently have a lease at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum through ’24 but their permanent $1.2 billion facility on the Las Vegas Strip won’t be ready for them until 2028. 

The team plans to play in a revolving series of sites until the permanent move, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. The A’s will play games in Summerlin, Nev., home of their Triple-A team; Oracle Park in San Francisco, where the Giants play; and there’s a chance they continue to play games at the Coliseum.

The vote and impending move will end the franchise’s 55-year long tenure in Oakland and they became the third professional sports team to leave the city in the last five years, joining the Raiders and Warriors. 

A general view of Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum from the third seating level before the game between the Tigers and the Athletics. 

Robert Edwards/USA TODAY Sports

The A’s had the worst record in all of MLB this past season with a 50–112 mark while consistently failing to scrounge together any semblance of fan attendance at home games. Now, it will look to start anew in Las Vegas. 

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